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Scenes from Make Music Madison 2013 (slideshow)

The inaugural citywide effort to place live performances in non-traditional venues (house porches, libraries, fire stations) had hundreds of people making music all over Madison Friday. >More
 On its first day, the 2013 Isthmus Jazz Festival puts a little love in your heart

I expected the Isthmus Jazz Festival on the Terrace to offer an evening's worth of great music on Friday, June 21. I didn't expect it to call for radical social change. >More
 35 ways to enjoy Make Music Madison in the rain

Make Music Madison -- a free, citywide music fest featuring more than 250 performances by about 200 local acts -- was built upon hopes that the sun would shine on the summer solstice. In other words, the event, which began early this morning, consists of many outdoor gigs. So what's a fan to do if the rain continues, as it has for much of the morning? >More
 Michelle DuVall plus eight

Madison has a lot of jazz vocalists for a town its size, but Michelle DuVall is the only one with a residency on the Mickey's Tavern patio. At those gigs, which take place the second and fourth Thursday of each month, she usually forms a stripped-down trio with guitarist Doug Brown and bassist Nick Moran. She'll change things up at Isthmus Jazz Fest, where she'll front the eight-piece band Get Down, Mr. Cat! at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. >More
 Vocalist Typhanie Monique brings classical chops to jazz

Typhanie Monique's fans know how versatile she is. The jazz vocalist's recordings have included forays into funk, soul and even house music. What they might not know is that she also loves to teach. She just completed her master's degree at Northeastern Illinois University, whose vocal pedagogy program has had a marked effect on her singing. >More
 Carmen Lundy creates a new American songbook

Carmen Lundy took a circuitous route to becoming a great jazz singer and composer. The soulfully seductive songstress is still on a unique road, with dates in Spain and South Africa after she headlines the Isthmus Jazz Fest at the Memorial Union Terrace on Saturday, June 22. Her free set is 8 p.m. at Mills Hall in the UW Humanities Building. >More
 Isthmus Jazz Festival 2013 turns UW Memorial Union Terrace into a chilled-out getaway

With Make Music Madison, Solskinn and the Madison Area Music Awards, this weekend is a flurry of tuneful activities. The Isthmus Jazz Festival on the Terrace at the UW Memorial Union is probably the most relaxing option. Most of it is outside, swathed in Lake Mendota breezes and the brat stand's tantalizing aromas. >More
 All Tiny Creatures evolve: The experimental band bring vocals to the fore

All Tiny Creatures' new album, Dark Clock, is pretty accessible, so it's strange to think that it might alienate some fans. The local experimentalists insist that this was not part of the plan. Like many creatures, they're just evolving. >More
 Trombonist Darren Sterud fills the Fountain with bold jazz shows

When Branford Marsalis performed at Overture Center in February, he got wind of the Fountain, a live-music venue across the street that's reinvigorating the city's jazz scene. After rehearsal, he stopped in to check it out, pronouncing the back bar a "cool little space." Darren Sterud, a 27-year-old professional trombonist, was bartending that day. >More
 Launchpad Wisconsin 2013 finals put talented young bands in the spotlight

Dozens of young musicians and their friends, fans and families flocked to the UW Union South Sett on June 8 for the Launchpad Wisconsin finals, a battle of the bands for high school students. Thirteen groups participated, and each brought a unique playing style to the stage. Here are some highlights from the event. >More
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